At Cathedral High School last week, someone started singing it in English class-and things got out of hand.``The whole class started singing it, and they wouldn`t stop,`` says Norma Martinez, a 17-year-old senior at the school.On State Street, the street musicians are playing it.These are the Terms and Conditions that will apply to your booking.Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them.These Terms shall constitute the entire agreement between the Company and the Client relating to the subject matter herein, and shall constitute a binding agreement. By booking a trip, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions that govern the relationship, the cancellation policy and limitations of liability. THE CONTRACT All persons wishing to make a booking have carefully read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions that follow.Any person booking any trip with Bamba Experience Inc.is liable under these terms and conditions governed by the United States of America Law, in the United States of America.
``People like the rhythm,`` says Hector Armando Molina, a disc jockey at WOJO (FM 105.1).``Mexicans like it because they grew up with it,`` says Molina. Everyone dances `la bamba` at parties and weddings. ``He didn`t speak Spanish, so he abbreviated it a little bit.
It`s okay-it`s not that different from the original.
There`s even a release called``Battle of La Bamba,`` which contains a salsa interpretation by Flaco Jiminez and a Texas rendition by Steve Jordan.
After the release of the film ``La Bamba`` in late July, the song rapidly began climbing the charts and is now No. The movie is about Valens` life, and Dave Kehr and Gene Siskel both have given it three stars. Why do 40-year-olds in business suits go teenager upon hearing words they don`t even understand? The song is to Mexicans what `Guantanamera` is to Cubans. Nobody seems to know who wrote it.``Americans like it because it takes them back to the `60s, says Pepe Saldivar, also of WOJO.``Ritchie Valens changed it,`` says Saldivar.
And in restaurants, small children leave food and family behind when it plays on the jukebox.``It`` is ``La Bamba.`` The current hot single (the one that plays on the radio every five minutes) is by the group Los Lobos.
The group`s version is a remake of Ritchie Valens` 1959 rock hit.